Chicago is backing away from a plan that would have meant additional deep budget cuts to schools. Under a new per-pupil budgeting system the district is implementing this year, Chicago is giving each school money based on how many students it enrolls.
"Harambee" is a Kiswahili term that means "all pull together." When Kathleen Harrison gave her non-profit organization the name Project Harambee, she was hoping to pull a lot together in many little ways.
Illinois drastically raised standards in 2010 for candidates who want to attend colleges of education. Three years later, the data bear out a fear that state leaders had at that time: the changes have disproportionately hurt aspiring minority teachers.